Manhattan Regatta

Fourteen J/105s competed in this year's Manhattan Regatta in the strong currents and busy commercial waters of New York Harbor. Mixed weather provided breezy weather the first day and light air the second day. The fleet got five races in with W-L courses set in the area just east of the Statue of Liberty. The competition was close with different boats winning each of the races, and the final standings coming down to the last race. Marcus Wunderlick (Stratos) won the regatta with consistent placings through the whole weekend. Paul Beaudin (Warlock) and Ann and Gary Myer (Magic) rounded out the podium. Dennis Driscoll (Hornet), the defending champion, ended with the same number of points as Magic, but missed the podium and winning the whole event because of an untimely protest. Thanks for the efforts of Fleet 10 and Fleet 6 and the hospitality of Liberty Landing Marina to make the event possible. The weekend included a great deck BBQ aboard the Liberty Light Ship permanently docked at the marina immediately across the Hudson from the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan. For complete results, go to http://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=1624.

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